IBA Global Showcase

25 Oct - 29 Oct 2021


Session information

LPD Showcase: the role of corporate and government leadership in managing cyber risks


Legal Practice Division (Lead)
IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit


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This LPD Showcase session will provide profound insight on the work of the Presidential Task Force of the IBA on Cyber Risks, where global experts (legal and non-legal) are working together to present a new, global cyber strategy combining industry (and government) action that addresses the following:

  • National level government regulation that goes beyond data privacy rights to require companies to implement flexible, risk-based cybersecurity standards through a governance approach rather than prescriptive requirements;
  • International level cooperation that extends these standards among multinational organizations and like-minded, rule-of-law based countries, recognizing that cybersecurity threats are almost always cross-border in nature;
  • Company level standards that reflect best practices for a holistic, cross-functional cybersecurity program and a new mindset for senior management and board leadership of strong governance and accountability throughout the organization; and
  • Civil level awareness and training regarding liability standards for senior management and boards of directors in protecting against cyber risks.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Marc Hilber Oppenhoff & Partner RAe StB mbB, Cologne, Germany; Projects Officer, Technology Law Committee


Peter Bartlett MinterEllison, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; LPD Chair
Luke Dembosky Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Mary Galligan Deloitte & Touche LLP, Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Stephenie Gosnell Handler McKinsey & Company, Massachusetts, USA
Søren Skibsted Kromann Reumert, Copenhagen, Denmark; Immediate Past Chair, Technology Law Committee